Ezekiel 43:2

Hebrew Bible

1 Then he brought me to the gate that faced toward the east. 2 I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east; the sound was like that of rushing water, and the earth radiated his glory. 3 It was like the vision I saw when he came to destroy the city, and the vision I saw by the Kebar River. I threw myself face down. 4 The glory of the Lord came into the temple by way of the gate that faces east.

LXX Ezekiel 43:2

Septuagint

1 Moreover he brought me to the gate looking eastward, and led me forth. 2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came by the eastern way; and there was a voice of an army, as the sound of many redoubling their shouts, and the earth shone like light from the glory round about. 3 And the vision which I saw was like the vision which I saw when I went in to anoint the city: and the vision of the chariot which I saw was like the vision which I saw at the river Chobar; and I fell upon my face. 4 And the glory of the Lord came into the house, by the way of the gate looking eastward.

 Notes and References

"... Comparing MT and LXX Ezek 43:2-3, we immediately notice two points at which the LXX vorlage seems to have differed from MT, as well as what appears to be an expanded translation of midderek haqqadim in v 2, influenced by vv 1, 4. The translation of v 2b is also expanded; the purpose seems to be to link this passage with the original merkabah vision which concludes with a reference to he horasis tou phengous kyklothen ... More striking than these variations is LXX's expansion of v 3a ..."

Halperin, David J. Merkabah Midrash in the Septuagint (pp. 351-363) Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 101, No. 3, 1982

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